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United Way of Westchester and Putnam is helping residents overcome the transportation obstacles that are hindering their lives. Its Ride United Transportation Access Program offers free Lyft rides to residents without access to a vehicle or public transportation. These rides can be used for non-emergency medical appointments, job interviews, workforce development training, court appearances, and other health and human service-related meetings.


Up to three people can use one ride, and at least one rider must be over 18 years of age.

Community nonprofits and agencies can refer clients to use the program by completing the form below.

Participants must request rides at least 3 business days before the needed scheduled time of pick up (Monday-Friday 9 AM – 4 PM). 


If a rider repeatedly violates the conditions of the program, UWWP reserves the right to remove riders from the program. Violations include the following:


  • 4 or more “No Shows.” A No Show is when a rider does not reach out to let UWWP know that they will not make their scheduled ride. If the Lyft Driver shows up at the pick-up address and the rider does not show up or reach out to UWWP to let us know they won’t make it, the ride will be recorded as a No Show. UWWP still pays Lyft a fee for “No-Shows.”




Please tell your riders:

  • Don’t take a ride if they have COVID-19, think they have it, or have related symptoms
  • Wear a face covering when in a ride
  • Keep the car clean, and sanitize their hands frequently
  • Leave the front passenger seat empty
  • Keep windows open whenever possible